Hunsbury Hill Road. Camp Hill. Northampton NN4 9UW. Tel: 01604~702031

Updated 22/12/14. Visitor Number:


- We are the only local railway running on Xmas Eve -

Book NOW!!!!!   OPEN from 11am - 5pm   SANTA UPDATES:

Shop Open & Garden Play House

Hot & Cold Seasonal Refreshments served in our heated coaches.

Games & videos in the play room


Children 4 & under - £ 4.00 (if present required)

Children 4+ - 15 years - £ 8.00

Adults - £ 3.50 or Family Ticket £ 20.00 (2 Adults + 2 Children)

This price is inclusive of present, visit with Santa & train ride.


22.12.14 - 14.01

Christmas Eve

Limited space now on 30 min services. Avaliabilty on a first come first served basis only

Bookings by phone now please.

- check on the day for cancellation space -

Hot Line Open - 10.00-20.00. Call Dave 07908-264556

We don't charge a booking fee like many other railways, we do ask though if you have booked and can not make it. Please call the Hotline or email as soon as possible - just to let us know in order that we may pass on your reservation to another family.

When you book your trip - either by email or telephone, please could you have the following information to hand: Number of adults & children traveling. The gender of each child, the age and their name(s) - (for the presents & Labeling). If the children under 4 years will require a present. What date you will becoming and your preferred time of travel. (Trains run on hourly services - at busy times they run every 30 minutes)

11th November, 2014. Van Elle have chosen NIRT to showcase their Pilling equipment to Network Rail senior managers. Our centrally placed location allows great access to the M1, A43 & M40, our secure site makes Hunsbury the first choice for on or off track training, testing, type approvals and demonstrations to Railway Industry Infrastructure companies.
Ironstone Railway Contacts

Crossing to be replaced by NIRT & ReadyPower

NIRT Notice Board

2014 Openings & Events

Please feel free to contact any of the following members for information. They will be more than happy to assist you.

Volunteering & Party hire:

Events or Corporate hire:

Restoration of C&W:

Halloween bookings:

Christmas bookings: CLOSED ON LINE

General Manager:


New crossing installed in June, looking great, new run around line built in too. Just the final panels to add and its operational. New ballast brought in, many thanks to Russ Jack for sorting this out for us.

LMS Brake van in the works during a recent 6 week overhaul. New side was fitted and a complete external repaint. 240v wiring modification was completed too (used for lighting) during christmas period.











Logs For sale

For good quality logs come to NIRT only £ 5 per barrow load.. ..BARGAIN

call on site Sundays




Sun 20 & Mon 21 April

May Bank Holiday

Mon 5 May

Sun 25 & Mon 26 May

Sunday 8 June

Sunday 6 July

Sunday 27 July

Sunday 3 August

August Bank Holiday

Sun 24 & Mon 25

National Heritage Open Day

Sat 13 & Sun 14 September


Fri 31 Oct & Sat 1st Nov

- Santa Specials -

Saturdays December 6 - 13 - 20

Sundays December 7 - 14 -21

Christmas Eve 24


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CMD Far Cotton - old weigh bridge

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422001 John Fowler Locomotive working at Avon mouth. The 1959 mechanical Loco is currently the main stay of the NIRT fleet seen here early in its career.Below the Fowler how it looks today in its June 2012 Jubilee Royal Claret livery


© 2006-14 Northamptonshire Ironstone Railway Trust Ltd. - version 03/14 Established 1974. Registered Charity No: 268772. VAT Registration No: 1190306

Hon President: Mr. David Byles, General Manager, Mr. Simon Tasker. Directors: Mr. Roger Whiffin. Mr. Alan Sorkin. Mr David Windhaber. Mr. Ian Cave.